Definition from StockCharts:
A naive implementation of it would be exit when RSI > 70. Lets see how it worked out vs. a simple buy-and-hold.
A simple B&H strategy was miles ahead of one that exited the market whenever RSI indicated “overbought.”
How about being long only when the index is an uptrend (> 200-day SMA) and RSI is not ‘overbought’ (< 70)?
Using RSI was a net negative – it under-performed both a buy-and-hold and a SMA-200 strategy.
Would it work on other indices?
CNX BANK: NO
The naive RSI strategies described above are money losers. The gains are nowhere near enough to compensate for the losses. A simple buy-and-hold strategy ends up outperforming the RSI.